The real Mamet is an actor who became a writer and had a real sense of the criminal and the sleight of hand in American life.
He does the heavy lifting, and she passes it off with a sleight of hand.
The only sleight of hand I can detect is the fact that our hero never actually kills anyone himself.
To posit that the war brings us closer to faith is a sleight of hand that makes fools of us all.
I asked that question of Ricky Jay, that master of sleight of hand and student of cons and con men through the ages.
The most extensive and thorough experiment was performed by an English psychologist, sleight.
That was one of the miracles we asked you the sleight of, and are you going to say nothing about that?
All sharpers are cunning, clever, and tricky, but they do not all possess the same facility for tricks of sleight of hand.
The treatises on sleight of hand give the method of executing this trick.
The sleight is thus executed: The performer takes the ball in his right hand and commences to rub it into his left elbow.
"cunning," early 14c. alteration of sleahthe (c.1200), from Old Norse sloegð "cleverness, cunning, slyness," from sloegr (see sly). Meaning "skill, cleverness, dexterity" is from late 14c. Meaning "feat or trick requiring quickness and nimbleness of the hands" is from 1590s. Term sleight of hand is attested from c.1400.